Those in need of help can call The Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or go to thehotline.org.
In an effort to generate greater awareness for domestic violence, October has been designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) across the country. The National Domestic Violence Hotline ("The Hotline") has served as the only national 24/7/365 hotline for survivors of domestic violence and has made an impact on communities for the last 25 years.
According to a press release from The Hotline, the organization joins other domestic violence organizations to recognize and mobilize advocates across the country to help end domestic violence during DVAM. The 25th anniversary of The Hotline is a reminder of the continued need to offer resources and assistance to domestic violence survivors, yet commemorates the courage and bravery of survivors who voice their experiences.
"Every hour of every day for the past 25 years, our advocates have listened to survivors and supported them in their paths toward safety. We know that survivors are the experts on their own situations, and we are honored to support them and their decisions," Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, said in a press release. "As many have learned more about preventing domestic violence over the past year, we invite each and every person to join us in prioritizing the health and safety of survivors this month and year-round."
The release states, “change can start with only #1Thing whether that is learning about safety planning, advocating for policies that empower survivors or sharing about domestic violence prevention on social media.”
"Through the pandemic and beyond, The Hotline will continue to support survivors and pursue a future where everyone is living a life free from violence," Ray-Jones said in the release. "This month – and every day – offers an opportunity for each and every person to join in helping to make that future a reality."
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